i am reading up on the living/raw food diet. only for fun, i am not thinking of converting or anything. in case you don't know about this lifestyle, it means not heating your food over 116 degrees - or really, not heating food at all. of course, it's all meat and dairy-free. i believe there's a "hot" (no pun intended) new restaurant in california that's all raw foods. they don't even have an oven in the kitchen! of course, people are killing themselves to get a reservation.
here's a sample recipe i found online for "mock meat loaf":
1 beet, grated 1-2 sweet potatoes, grated 1-2 white potatoes, grated 1 turnip, grated 1 onion, cut-up 3 celery stalks, with leaves 1 pound raw peanuts
Put each item in a food processor indivdually. When each item is processed, place in a large bowl. Mix together and refrigerate overnight. Next day, shape into a loaf.
eeek. i don't think i could be a raw foodist. but there are subcategories as well:
fruitarian - people who consume mostly fruits sproutarian - people who consume mostly sprouts juicearian - people who consume mostly fresh juice
i'm not making this up! for real. these were found in the FAQs section of Living Foods.
i'm a mexicarian - all my food has to have cheese and chilis and some sort of red mole sauce all over it. with a side of chips and salsa. and a giant vodka margarita.